DuBois, PA – The DuBois elementary schools have passed the test, and none of them will have to be shut down due to air quality concerns.
The middle school, however, remains closed on Monday for some final tests to make sure that all the mold in the affected rooms has been removed.
The district says they’ll stay vigilant for any other chances of mold, especially during rainy and humid weather.
Listen to the full interview with Superintendent Dr. Luke Lansberry, which was recorded on Sept. 20 when the middle school had just closed for cleaning.
Superintendent Dr. Luke Lansberry says air quality and mold have been an issue across the state because of rainy weather, and the outdoor air quality is actually as bad as it’s been for a while.
Because mold spores are floating around outside, the schools have to be careful to keep the windows shut so the outside air doesn’t contaminate the newly cleaned indoor air and affect the air testing results.
There is no official answer about when the missed days will be made up. The Pennsylvania Department of Education will help with the decision, but the process of making up the days can’t be started until the district knows how many days in total the student will be missing. Pennsylvania requires 180 days of classroom instruction.
Check the DuBois Area School District website for updates.